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Experts will shed light on the financial crisis gripping Europe

Experts will shed light on the financial crisis gripping Europe

Two more lectures are coming up in the series "Whose (De)Fault is it Anyway? The EU Crisis in Historical and Comparative Perspective". 

Organized by York’s European Union Centre of Excellence in cooperation with the Critical Research Laboratory in Law & Society at Osgoode Hall Law School, the series explores the current European financial crisis from the perspectives of financial and economic history, political theory and European integration. 

On Jan. 11, York political scientist Leo Panitch (left) gives a talk, “American Crisis/Global Crisis: Can the empire of globalization contain the spirits it has called up from the deep?” in 626 York Research Tower, from 12:30 to 2pm. Panitch is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a distinguished research professor of political science at York. He is also the author of Global Capitalism and American Empire

On Jan. 18, Kurt Hübner (right), European studies professor at the University of British Columbia, speaks about “The Euro – Past, Present and Future?” in 2003 Ignat Kaneff Building, Osgoode Hall Law School, from 2:30 to 4pm. Hübner is chair of German & European Studies, and director of the Institute for European Studies at UBC, and holds the Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration and Global Political Economy. His most recent book is Europe, Canada and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. In 2012, his book, Global Currency Conflicts and Cooperation, will be released.

Republished courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.